Strike the source

What happens when you peel an onion? After peeling the whole of it you find nothing!

There are such situations in life. After travailing to sort out a certain quandary, after sweltering to create a mark, after toiling laboriously to solve a certain matter, you still find that you were just peeling an onion. You solved nothing. You gained nothing. You created nothing.

What do you do when you discern that you have splotches in a specific area of your life? 

The Bible declares that all have sinned, thus none of us can claim to be upright. None can say that they do not have life struggles. Some of the problems we see physically have underlying psycho-spiritual causes. But when addressing them, we always forget the spiritual component. We can go to see a doctor, a psychologist etc. but overlook the spiritual element of ourselves.

When you deal with the physical problem, but fail to address the underlying spiritual perplexity, then you can be as sure as the day follows the night that that problem will have to recur. That is why Jesus dealt with spiritual matters of the people He was healing physically. In fact, in Matthew 23:43-45 He says, “Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came’; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation.” One of the best strategies of preventing communicable diseases is by attacking the source.

Pause for a moment, maybe that issue you are grappling with only need the touch of the Saviour. When the Saviour enters your heart, the excuses for doing wrong flies through the window and you start being responsible for your actions and inactions. You start saying, ‘Lord forgive me and deal with my heart’. The edginess and peevishness vamoose. 

Deal with the basal spiritual concerns, afterwards physical ones. Otherwise, all efforts made may amount to nothing.

God is our Creator and the Excellent Cardiologist of the heart. He has the capacity and power to forgive our sins and restore our lives. He loves us and yearns that we obey Him. We must go to Him with our unwholesome situations. We need to ask Him to expose the source of conceit, concupiscence, self-indulgence, covetousness, hostility, idolism, or any other transgression making our hearts poisoned. Admission of sin unfastens healing in our lives. God wants our hearts. God wants our love. God wants our healing.

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